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> Have I given you any indication that I would have trouble focusing on the interview?

Sorry, I’m not trying to imply that you’d have trouble following the interview. I mean pay special attention to the form of the interview, and the style of the questioning (i.e. watch out for when Terry follows up on something the guest said, when she allows him to keep talking and when she re-centers the conversation. Think about what kinds of insights the she draws out, what she can get him to say that wasn’t pre-planned, etc.), rather than only to the content of what the guest is saying. I think if you pay close attention to the way Charlie interviews, you’ll find yourself wanting to throw something at the screen.

Terry Gross’s interview with O’Reilly was impressively respectful and polite, considering the way he was acting. Asking difficult questions is different from pissing on people. What I mean is, Charlie Rose will ask a guest a question, and then when the answer isn’t what he wants to hear, he’ll parrot back at them effectively “well isn’t what you just said completely wrong, and isn’t it actually like this ....?” What is the guest supposed to say to that?

> Can you think of any guests who have appeared on both shows recently?

Here are some from the last few months:

Steve Coll: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12336 http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12341

Peter Bergen: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11463

Peter Beinart: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12282

Matt Weiner: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12256

Jonah Lehrer: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12302

Ahmed Rashid: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12281

Charles Duhigg: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12254

Masha Gessen: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12210

Tim Weiner: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12283

Katherine Boo: http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13&#... http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12151

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